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Lightbulb moment as Chelsom goes green

2020-08-05T11:14:18+01:00

Bright sparks turn to MaCaW programme to help reduce carbon emissions An environmental consultancy programme funded by the European Regional Development Funding and managed by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is helping a leading lighting manufacturer to make its headquarters more environmentally friendly. Chelsom Ltd, based in Blackpool, is one of the country’s leading lights when it comes to manufacturing and designing industrial lighting solutions to the global leisure sector. From its headquarters on the Fylde coast, the company’s 65 staff members work with major hotel and cruise ship chains including Hilton, Accor, Royal Caribbean and Disney. [...]

Lightbulb moment as Chelsom goes green2020-08-05T11:14:18+01:00

Nutrition firm goes carbon neutral with UCLan support

2020-08-06T08:44:16+01:00

Private Label Nutrition ensures new headquarters go green A growing Blackpool business has committed to going carbon neutral, with support from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Private Label Nutrition, which manufactures and delivers a range of nutritional supplements from its headquarters on the Fylde coast, approached UCLan’s ERDF-funded Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project for advice on reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions. For company director James Wilson, MaCaW’s support allowed him to promote the environmental credentials of his growing company as it continues to export and grow internationally. David Richardson (MaCaW Project Manager) & James Wilson New [...]

Nutrition firm goes carbon neutral with UCLan support2020-08-06T08:44:16+01:00

Sky is the limit for solar powered T&R

2020-06-04T13:40:12+01:00

Aerospace supplier goes green with MaCaW support A leading aerospace supplier has reduced its carbon footprint and saved thousands of pounds, with support from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). After securing a £15,000 grant from UCLan’s ERDF funded Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) programme towards installing solar panels on its new factory, T&R Precision Engineering in Pendle has reduced its reliance on external electricity, offsetting 22.51 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. In total, by implementing recommendations from MaCaW, the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 60 tonnes a year, reducing its annual electricity bill by almost [...]

Sky is the limit for solar powered T&R2020-06-04T13:40:12+01:00

Fitness firm in peak condition thanks to carbon-cutting audit

2019-10-08T15:19:06+01:00

Commercial fitness equipment supplier Fitness Warehouse is eyeing sustainable savings in surface water drainage charges, thanks to MaCaW The Preston-based business is researching the potential for re-using rainwater captured from its roof space as a result of bespoke advice from experts at MaCaW, which was set up to help Lancashire SMEs move to a low carbon model. Fitness Warehouse is also looking into the possibility of installing LED lighting and is in the process of applying for a grant, with match funding from MaCaW, as well as implementing recommendations to reduce energy usage through behavioural changes such as [...]

Fitness firm in peak condition thanks to carbon-cutting audit2019-10-08T15:19:06+01:00

Leyland firm exhibits tangible savings thanks to MaCaW

2019-10-09T10:34:54+01:00

An events, digital and film company is set to make savings of more than £3,000 annually as a result of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Leyland-based Glasgows will cut its energy usage by 29,000 kilowatt hours of energy, saving £3,132 and 12.3 tonnes of CO2e per year, once measures suggested by MaCaW’s expert advisers have been implemented. Mark Nelson (L) and Peter Burn (R) with Glasgows’ Director Tim Lowell The project, which was set up to help Lancashire SMEs move to a low carbon model, has also enabled the company to [...]

Leyland firm exhibits tangible savings thanks to MaCaW2019-10-09T10:34:54+01:00

Carbon cutting project is just the tonic for medical supplies firm

2019-10-08T15:16:56+01:00

A medical products supplier has taken a major step towards shrinking its carbon footprint, thanks to the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Blackburn-based BMS Critical Care worked closely with MaCaW’s expert advisers, whose recommendations are expected to reduce the company’s energy usage by around 20 per cent. The measures follow the government’s recent announcement of a new plan to tackle climate change, which aims to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050, replacing the previous target to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by the same year. Analysing the company’s operational [...]

Carbon cutting project is just the tonic for medical supplies firm2019-10-08T15:16:56+01:00

Lancashire furniture firm sitting comfortably following MaCaW support

2019-10-08T15:16:11+01:00

   A Lancashire office furniture and screens manufacturer is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint, as a result of an energy management programme recommended by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Screentek International is already benefitting from lower energy costs, delivered through simple behavioural changes that will result in an improved bottom line performance going forward. Establishing the carbon footprint, then shrinking it Screentek has been based in Coppull, near Chorley, since it was established in 2002. It’s 43-strong workforce includes machinists, upholsterers, designers and accountants. The company signed up to the [...]

Lancashire furniture firm sitting comfortably following MaCaW support2019-10-08T15:16:11+01:00

Engineering a low-carbon solution

2019-10-08T15:21:03+01:00

Lancashire engineering business Electropak is benefitting from a greener, lower-cost future thanks to the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project. Preston-based Electropak worked with MaCaW’s expert advisers to identify ways to shrink its carbon footprint as well as its energy bills. The company is now applying for grant funding for 50 per cent of the cost of carbon-saving measures installed as a result of the scheme. Assessing Electropak’s business and energy needs  Established April 1986, Electropak turns over £2.5m and employs nearly 30 staff to manufacture complete engineering projects. Its services include laser and waterjet [...]

Engineering a low-carbon solution2019-10-08T15:21:03+01:00